Thursday, May 29, 2014
2nd Division Philippines Army….Not 2nd Marine Division
This appeared on Ebay recently, it was described as a rare alternate 2nd MarDiv patch from WWII and had a healthy BIN price. I almost fell for this as well until a member on US Militaria Forums noted that it was in fact a 2nd Army Division patch from the Philippines Army. YOu can see how this patch could easily be misidentified as a USMC 2nd MarDiv patch due to this design having all the hallmarks of a WWII USMC patch (Red color, diamond shaped, etc). It is still a great looking patch but not a WWII 2nd MarDiv Patch.